First Sunday, July 5th

The Black Death in Europe: What have we learned then and now?

The “Great Pestilence” of Europe in 1347 was one the most devastating and revolutionizing events in Western history. This presentation will look at the systemic effects of this event, its origins, responses to it, and impact on Western culture, economics, role of women, etc. Finally, we’ll compare it to the current pandemic and engage participants in suggesting what the long term effects of COVID-19 might be.

David X. Swenson PhD LP is Professor and former Director of the MBA in Rural Health at the College of St. Scholastica and a forensic psychologist in private practice. He has been in the field for 50 years and is a consultant to health and human service agencies, law enforcement, and emergency services with an emphasis on crisis management and leadership.

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